Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Fontys is a leading European University of Applied Sciences and has 35 Universities of Applied Sciences throughout the country offering international programmes in English, Dutch or German. It is based in the south of the Netherlands near the border with Germany and Belgium, one of the most dynamic regions in Europe. With more than 200 study programs, over 3.000 employees and about 40.000 students Fontys is one of the major Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences and one of the largest educational institutions in the Netherlands. Over 4.000 students are from abroad; they come from more than 70 countries in the world.

The International Campus Venlo has a large cooperation network consisting of both educational institutions and companies. On the one hand, it cooperates with over 60 partner universities in 40 countries. On the other hand, it also cooperates with the largest companies worldwide by sending its students as interns to these companies. In principle, the students are paid during these internships by the companies.

Furthermore, Fontys University of Applied Sciences invests in joint research programmes with industry, business and public services, to disseminate applied research results. Fontys encourages its graduates to develop international competences by means of international exchanges and internships via partnerships with hundreds of universities and companies all over the world. Fontys offers students the invaluable experience of a long-term internship, and keeps its education up to date by closely monitoring developments in the labour market.




In Venlo, students mostly live in single rooms in off-campus student housing and share bathroom and kitchen facilities. Most students commute to campus by bicycles. Bus service is also available. There is a cafeteria on campus but students generally prepare breakfast and dinner at their residence.

In English

  • International Marketing
  • International Business Economics
  • International Business and Management Studies
  • Food and Flower Management
  • International Fresh Business Management
  • Logistics Management Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Physics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Physiotherapy

In German

  • Engineering, Logistics and Computer Sciences
  • Industrial Product-Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Software Engineering
  • Business Informatics
  • Logistics Management

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